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The supporter wanted to speak to the former manager about the United's Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Sunderland, but the force have directed any unhappy fans to the club

Which service do you require? Sir Alex Ferguson, please!

A drunken Manchester United fan dialled 999 and demanded to speak to the Scot about the club's Capital One Cup exit to Sunderland on Wednesday night.

Greater Manchester Police have been forced to remind the public that the 999 contact number is for emergencies only after the man complained about United's penalty shoot-out defeat.

The Red Devils looked set to claim a place in the final on away goals, only for David de Gea to spill Phil Bardsley's shot into the net in the dying seconds.

Chicharito came to United's rescue immediately afterwards to force penalties, but David Moyes' men compounded a disappointing performance by missing four of their five spot-kicks.

The result caused uproar among United fans, though one went further in his anger than most.

"Last night, at approximately 22.30pm a man from the Crumpsall area of North Manchester rang 999 in a drunken state demanding to speak to Sir Alex Ferguson about last night’s result," a statement published on GMP's Facebook page read:

"Obviously, it can be a sad and depressing moment when you’re [sic] football team loses a game, however can we all please remember that 999 is to be used for emergencies only. For any other police related enquiries that are not an emergency, you can ring 101.

"If you would like to speak to Sir Alex about recent football results we here at GMP Manchester North can only suggest you try ringing Manchester United FC directly as you will probably (not definitely) have a much better chance of getting through to him there rather than ringing the police."

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